GPB Capital, a New York-based asset management firm, has hired Craig Goos as managing partner and chief operating officer. According to the company, he will work with the executive team to develop and implement plans for enhancing operations and meeting the organization’s growth objectives.
Goos, who has more than 20 years of experience in wealth management and financial services, previously served as managing director of alternative investments at UBS Wealth Management, where his team was responsible for approximately $13 billion in assets. At UBS, he was in charge of the development of the alternative investments group’s overall strategy, among other tasks. Most recently, Goos founded North Capital and served as president and managing director of the company for five years.
“We recently surpassed $1 billion in assets under management, and Craig’s extensive experience in this industry will prove to be a valuable asset to us as we continue to foster greater collaboration at every level of our organization to scale to achieve our next level of growth,” said David Gentile, founder and CEO of GPB Capital. “Effective communication and meaningful engagement with our clients is vital for ensuring that they benefit fully from our income-producing private equity approach.”
Goos, who based in GPB’s New York headquarters and reports to Gentile, will also lead GPB’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives alongside internal legal staff, helping to define and develop corporate policies, procedures and programs.
He will serve as a liaison between GPB and Ascendant Capital, the firm’s exclusive partner for distribution, product structuring and investor relations.
GPB Capital, which focuses on income-producing private equity, has more than $1 billion in assets under management and has acquired or invested in more than 70 portfolio companies.